Jennifer Aniston in Marley & Me; Brad Pitt in The Curious Case of Benjamin Button

Owen Wilson and a blonde lab helped Jennifer Aniston beat ex-husband Brad Pitt in holiday weekend box office — and beat everyone else as well.

Marley & Me, in which Aniston and Wilson play as a couple dealing with a very badly behaving dog, earned $37 million for the top grosses from Friday to Sunday, Exhibitor Relations said Sunday.

Pitt's The Curious Case of Benjamin Button took in $27.2 million during the same period, which was only good enough for third place. Adam Sandler's Bedtime Stories grossed $28.1 million.

Tom Cruise's Valkyrie made more per theater than Bedtime Stories — as did Button — but its $21.5 million total take was only good enough for fourth place.

Revolutionary Road, which reunited Titanic stars Leonardo DiCaprio and Kate Winslet as a 1950s couple trying to escape suburban conformity, averaged $64,000 at each of its three theaters — the best average of the year, for a total gross of $192,000.

Here are the top-grossing films of the weekend based on Exhibitor Relations' final numbers:

  • 1. Marley & Me, $37 million
  • 2. Bedtime Stories, $28.1 million
  • 3. The Curious Case of Benjamin Button, $27.2 million
  • 4. Valkyrie, $21.5 million
  • 5. Yes Man, $16.5 million
  • 6. Seven Pounds, $13.4 million
  • 7. The Tale of Despereaux, $9.4 million
  • 8. The Day the Earth Stood Still, $7.9 million
  • 9. The Spirit, $6.5 million
  • 10. Doubt, $5.7 million